February 6, 2011

Ladies finger (Okra) curry / Vendayka puli

Ladies finger(cut into small pieces)- 500 gm
Onion(chopped)-½ no
Tamarind -1 lemon size (soaked in one cup water) to make pulp
Grated coconut-150 gm
Oil-2 tblspn
Chilly powder- 1 tspn
Turmeric powder- ¾ tspn
Coriander powder-¾ tspn
Mustard seeds- 1 tspn
Red chillies-2 nos
Green chillies-2nos
Salt to taste
A few curry leaves
1.Grind the coconut with cumin seeds and keep aside.
2.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.After seeds splutter add red chillies,green chillies,onions and curry leaves .saute for a while.
3.Add the ladies finger and fry for 5 mins or until the stickiness disappears.
4.Add chilly powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder.
5.Add the tomatoes and saute it
6.Add the tamarind paste and salt .
7.Add the coconut paste(which kept early aside) and required water if necessary. And let it boil for 10 mins .

Serve hot with rice and chappathi


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  2. wonderful presentation! I am sure it tastes just as good as it looks. Welcome to the world of blogging Saranya.